The Best Care for Your Heart

NBCG patients are examined

 

NON-INVASIVE & INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY

In many instances, the first step in treating cardiovascular disease is diagnosing the problem. A thorough consultation will be performed to determine the best treatment option for you. If needed, our physicians are skilled in performing cardiac catheterizations and transesophageal echocardiograms. We are able to perform most diagnostic tests at each of our 3 office locations.


INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY

The interventional cardiovascular specialists at the New Brunswick Cardiology Group are experienced at coronary interventions using stents, balloons, rotational drills, clot-removing devices, and lasers. They also specialize in arterial interventions ranging from head to toe. In addition to these standard angiography and angioplasty procedures, we offer catheter-based plaque excision (atherectomy).

Our interventionalists also perform, IVC Filter placement, renal artery and lower extremity arterial angioplasty and stenting.
 

ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

Our Electrophysiologists use the latest technology in atrial fibrillation ablation to care for our arrhythmia patients. Advances in the technology provide patients with greater symptom relief and may eliminate the need for medications. At New Brunswick Cardiology Group we specialize in pacemaker and defibrillator management with device interrogations and evaluations. We perform implantation of the most complex devices, heart monitoring, tilt table testing, EP studies, ablations and now WATCHMAN (Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device) implantation. Dr. Gowda is one of the most experienced physicians in the region in performing over 100 atrial fibrillation ablations per year.

NBCG Patient Exam

NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY/STRESS TESTING

New Brunswick Cardiology Group performs all exercise and nuclear stress tests in its Nationally Accredited Nuclear Medicine Department, using state-of-the-art technology. C-Cam, this award winning dual head Gamma Camera includes a reclining chair that provides increased patient comfort, which leads to better image quality and increased diagnostic confidence.NBCG Patient examined with laser scanner

NBCG Patient examined with Stress Test

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

An echocardiogram (echo) is a graphic outline of the heart's movement. During an echo test, ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) from a hand-held wand placed on your chest provides pictures of the heart's valves and chambers and helps the sonographer evaluate the pumping action of the heart. An intravenous contrast may be administered to enhance imaging.

Our echo lab is a nationally accredited laboratory. All studies are interpreted by our board certified cardiologist.

 

ICAEL accredited

VASCULAR ULTRASOUND

Vascular ultrasound is the general term for a non-invasive painless test that uses high-frequency sound waves to image blood vessels including arteries and veins.

Our imaging department is a nationally accredited laboratory to evaluate arterial and venous disease of the aorta, kidney, carotids, upper and lower extremities.


PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE

At New Brunswick Cardiology Group we are proud of our Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) program for detecting, managing and treating lower extremity arterial disease. Techniques used to diagnose PVD include a medical history, physical exam, ultrasound, X-ray angiography and magnetic resonance imaging angiography (MRA). If PVD is diagnosed, our specialists will help you plan a course of treatment that may include lifestyle changes, medications or both. In a minority of patients, lifestyle modifications alone aren't sufficient. In these cases, angioplasty or surgery may be necessary. In those instances our cardiovascular interventionalists will perform the procedure using the most minimally invasive methods available.

NBCG Patient examined with Vascular ultrasound Test


ADDITIONAL TESTING INCLUDES:

  • Anti-coagulation Clinic (Protime/INR)